Welcome to the Cavan Monaghan Science Festival – an award winning regional festival celebrating, exploring and promoting the wonders of science, technology, engineering, arts and maths in our everyday lives.
The festival was 4th in the country for the number of events being provided for the community and that is behind Dublin, Galway and Cork! So we say, well done us and everyone involved! The festival won the Chambers Ireland Best Local Authority Collaborative Award at the end of 2017.
So we are celebrating our 5th birthday this year! And we will be celebrating for 15 days with a fantastic line up of events for everyone to get involved in. Watch out for an explosion of STEAM in the Monaghan Cavan air over the two weeks. The two counties will be showered in 200+ free, fun and educational events from the 7th – 21st November 2020.
So Why A Science Festival?
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths are of key importance in our everyday lives. Take for instance Agri-science – this is core to the lives and livelihoods of a significant majority of both counties’ populations. It is also becoming increasingly apparent that the whole range of STEAM skills are key to industrial and entrepreneurial innovation in this border area. Monaghan town for example hosts the Global Headquarters of Combilift, the acknowledged global leader in the long-load handling market which exports its products to 75 countries throughout the world. “Innovation creates jobs, jobs create prosperity, the development of new business opportunities and the sustainability of our local communities”, comments Deirdriú McQuaid, Coordinator of Cavan Monaghan Science Festival.
“To nurture and exploit such opportunities, and to preserve the integrity of the rural environment, we must promote relevant skills” adds Karen McCague. One of the objectives of the Cavan Monaghan Science Festival is to create awareness among the young, and not so young, of the reality and importance of STEAM in our lives in a relaxed, informal way. “Through a series of fun, educational and entertaining events we hope to encourage children to engage in the STEAM subjects from an early age. Participation in the Festival will inform and whet young appetites for learning, enrich their lives and open up significant career and business options for them at a later stage”, comments Deirdriú.
We are currently working on an exciting programme for 2020 so watch this space!
Don’t miss out on these unique opportunities to mingle, have fun and experience the enjoyment of learning.
Discover! Be Inspired!